Welcoming the Orphan

07. May 2013 Uncategorized 0
At the age of 13, Raul Mamani could barely write his own name. His mother was deceased, his father had abandoned him at a hotel, and he had spent much of his life up to this point working in the fields instead of studying. That was then. This is now: a smiling, hopeful young man ...

A New Creation

We recently received an encouraging success story from ministry partner New World Christian School in Ecuador! In a report to Cross International, 16-year-old Mateo Vaca explained that his life used to be full of problems, “Poverty broke my house and I had to go to work to help my family with food and expenses.” Because ...

Healed Bodies; Healed Souls

18. April 2013 Asia, Medical 0
Medicine cabinets in churches. It’s an idea that’s not as glamorous as building a clinic or doing surgeries, but it is extremely practical and it’s meeting a real need among Vietnam’s poor for basic, readily-available medicines. It’s also a great way for Christians to reach out to their neighbors. We recently received a testimony from ...

Trusting in Jesus

16. April 2013 education 0
12-year-old Jonathan Farinango is a voice for hope from the slums of Quito, Ecuador. Jonathan wrote to us about how he and his family have been blessed through the Moses Project, an outreach of Iglesia Cristiana del Verbo (Christian Church of the Word). Cross International has been partnering with them to feed, educate and evangelize ...

Filling Empty Stomachs

When I was in Haiti last week, I got to see firsthand the impact the food is making on children at the four of the 18 Divine Shelter Schools (DSS). As I spoke with 2nd grade teacher Bobo Jean Bernard, he explained, “The food we get from Cross International is very important—some students only get ...

The Young Evangelist

On a recent trip to Haiti, I got to talk to a very special girl named Devena Pierre at the Divine Shelter School (DSS) in Butte-Boyer. Devena is 11 years old, in 5th grade and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.  As I interviewed her, I heard an amazing story about a ...

Called to Die and Live

28. March 2013 Easter 0
Two thousand years ago, a common Jewish peasant did something that most peasants have been known to do. He died. Then on the third day, he did something different; something that set him apart from rich or poor, slave or free. He stood up and kept on living. Today, that Jewish peasant, Jesus Christ the ...